Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

Book - 2017
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The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524770679
Branch Call Number: FICTION Loc
Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 18, 2018

At first I found this book really fascinating, with the unreliable narrator and wild plot. But the main character went unredeemed and I didn't like her or empathize with her. The other huge problem with this book is that it reminded me way too much of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

LoganLib_Kirra Jan 22, 2018

Genuine Fraud was a great YA thriller because the main character Jules was a fantastic, complex character and her bestfriend Imogen was a fascinating trainwreck. There was plenty of twists and moments that made you realise each action was building up to revealing the overall picture at the end of the book. You'll definitely be surprised at a bunch of things in this book and I'd love the heightening drama and twists throughout. I'd recommend this book to all thriller lovers that love the gritty, wild side of people that get pushed over the edge.

Jan 22, 2018

I liked this book! I picked it up because I loved We Were Liars. It is suspenseful and kept me very intrigued. I loved how the story a was told in reverse sequence. It was a little tricky getting used to it but I thought it really added to the story.

Cynthia_N Nov 10, 2017

This book is rather unique. It's written backwards. The chapters are numbered backwards. You find out the information backwards. I enjoyed this mystery and I hear it is going to be made into a movie. I found the main character's ability to change herself intriguing and it made more sense as the story progressed... or is it regressed??

Oct 22, 2017

This was a dissappintment after reading "we were liars." I absolutely loved Liars, but this one fell short. There were some similarities in the communication style of Jule and Palo to Gat and Cadence, but other than that I found the book unsurprising and the characters un-relatable. Maybe if I'd red this before "we were liars", I'd like it more.

JCLMeganK Sep 27, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. Lockhart's writing style flows easily, the main characters are intriguing, and the suspense in this story makes you want to keep reading. I finished this book in one night! If you read her other suspense novel "We Were Liars" and enjoyed that, there's a good chance you'll like this one too.

KateHillier Sep 25, 2017

Much like "We Were Liars" makes you evaluate events and the role that an entire family has in events, "Genuine Fraud" makes you evaluate exactly what a friendship is and is Jule more one than the other.

When we meet Jule she is living it up at a fancy resort. We then follow her story and history with her friend Imogen back in time over the course of a year or so. Is there a friendship between these two? Is one simply obsessed in the other. How is Jule doing what she doing and did Imogen cause anything? It's a perfectly enjoyable, albeit predictable, thriller. That being said I did basically inhale it in two sittings.


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